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Published: Thursday, Oct. 31 2013 8:20 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Utah has two top 10 teams on the schedule, one of whom we already beat. Utah has two more top 25 teams on the schedule. And this difficulty of schedule will be constant in our PAC 12 play.

Byu and usu each have one ranked team, and they are playing their hardest schedules ever.

Whittingham has proven he can beat END of season top 10 teams(Alabama, Stanford likely end top 10). Yes, he also has some bad losses. But I will take a coach that beats true(end of season) top 10 teams and loses to bad teams than a coach that doesn't even beat end of season top 10 teams

We beat Stanford. Anything is possible!

Go utes! We WILL go bowling. And wouldn't it be funny if we set a new NCAA record by beating the same team(byu) five times in four years.

agb
Layton, UT

‘Wild road ahead: BYU, Utah and Utah State face season-determining November slates’

As opposed to the 'non season determining games' in Sept and Oct?

Cinci Man
FT MITCHELL, KY

The would-a could-a should-a Cougars wouldn't have been awaiting to get noticed on the big national stage if they had brought their game to Virginia and Utah contests. They should be undefeated, but they didn't get the job done. Now they face another opportunity to get attention. May I suggest that they bring all the talk to the field and get it done this time? Go Cougars!

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

@Cinci Man,

I couldn't have said it better myself! It pains me to think what could've been if they had not messed up royally at Virginia and Utah! They missed a golden opportunity to make a statement for a BCS invite if they go undefeated the rest of the season. Here's hoping they keep the excitement going by pulling out upsets against Wisconsin and Notre Dame. Oh, and I hope Houston, Texas, Boise or Utah State win their respective conferences' championships! Wouldn't that be awesome?

Go Cougars! Go Utes! Go Aggies!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

With by far the best win of anyone in the state this year, Utah will look to add another top 25 win between Oregon and Arizona State. That makes 4 teams currently in the top 25, two in the top 10(one of whom we beat). And this schedule will be typical as we continue in the Pac 12. It's going to be tough, but I'll take it over a MWC or quasi MWC schedule anyday!

Go Utes!

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

BYU is in a unique opportunity being able to say they bested multiple league champions if the dice roll just right. Get Wisconsin next week Cougars.

USU should finish out 8-4.

Utah hopefully pulls out two more wins and gets an at-large bowl invite somewhere like the heart of Dallas bowl.

SyracuseCoug
Syracuse, ut

Chris B., did you really just say that Utah may beat Oregon? Wow......just wow.

BeSmart
Cheyenne, WY

I watched the ASU Wazzu game last night.
ASU is a very good team, even with their best receiver out their offense dominated.
Their defense is big and physical.
Hopefully Wilson is healthy for that game because they are good.
Wisconsin is probably the best pro style running team in cfb. The cougars offense needs to be consistent to protect the defense.
Notre Dame beat ASU so enough said.
Wazzu if the qb has time he is really good. Get pressure on him and he struggles.
Go Utah Schools

Christine B. Hedgefog
Salt Lake City, UT

The Chris B fantasy continues...Mark that down.

CougarSunDevil
Phoenix, AZ

Since it seems anyone can say anything they want in regards to football, I've decided that I'm going to take a page out of that book instead of facing reality.

For BYU:

Someone is going to go into the mainframe computer system that controls everything. They are going to erase the two losses of BYU this year and change them to wins. Then, BYU is going to win out and play in the National Championship game against Alabama AND Oregon at the same time. BYU is going to win that game by a score of 257,981 to -45.

For ASU:
The same person who hooked up BYU will hook up ASU too. Don't need to change the Wisconsin game because the refs hooked us up before hand. ASU is going to go to the PAC champ game and beat Colorado who, not being in the north, still went. ASU is not going to play for the NC game because it was already too crowded. But they beat Ohio State in the Rose 79.5 to 1

The same odds that these happen are the same odds that Utah will beat Oregon and ASU. You're dreaming.

nhatch82
Eagle Mountain, UT

@ChrisB

"Utah will look to add another top 25 win between Oregon and Arizona State"

This comment is funny Christy!

You have a better chance of winning the powerball lottery.

Levin
Reno, NV

Be fair, guys. Chris said Utah will look to beat Oregon. Likewise BYU will look for wins against Wisconsin and Notre Dame, plus for Wisconsin, Texas, Houston, Georgia Tech, and Boise State to all win their respective conferences, and give pollsters and computers greater confidence to bump BYU way up in the BCS rankings and send them to the Fiesta Bowl. Both are mathematically possible and are just about equally likely.

nhatch82
Eagle Mountain, UT

@christy

I know you think that your difficult schedule makes the utes the greatest team alive, but to say you would take it over a quasi MWC schedule is a touch inaccurate. BYU has the 21st toughest schedule in the league. Thats no MWC schedule. We did play two MWC teams and dominated both....Hey haven't you played those teams before too?...Oh yeah you barely squeaked by Utah St after getting beat by that team the year before....also how many times have you beaten Boise St?....Oh yeah that number would be ZERO. Remember the Vegas Bowl? 26-3 was the final score I believe. Seems those MWC foes do pretty well despite their extreamly low star rating!

deductive reasoning
Arlington, VA

Levin

Sorry, but I have to disagree; Chris was making a prediction when she wrote: "Utah will look to add another top 25 win between Oregon and Arizona State."

Unfortunately for Chris, Utah's "best win of anyone in the state this year" is proving to be more of a fluke, than an endorsement of the strength of Utah's football team. The win has been all but ignored by the vast majority of national media, coaches and fans, as Utah is ranked 20 spots lower than BYU in nearly every national poll and ranking.

Just like nobody not living on the hill thinks Utah is better than Stanford, nobody except the hill dwellers thinks Utah or Virginia is better than BYU.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

BYU has determined its season already, no matter what happens in Nov.

The Utes will be LUCKY to get a bowl game this year. They beat Stanford but couldn't win the games the absolutely had to have. As I see it they'll have to beat Washington State and then hold on vs Colorado to get a bowl, but with their USC performance staring them down they'll be lucky to win 1 of 4...

USU would be the team to watch, they still have a shot at their conference. Imagine where they'd be if Keeton hadn't gone down!

Good luck to all the teams in the State, they all three need to win win win!

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

We can’t help it because we are more awsome because we are bcs and they arn’t so that means our schedule proves it even though we lose alot.

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

Go Utes!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Syracuse Coug,

Be honest, how much of a chance did you give Utah against Stanford?

That's what I thought

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

nhatch,

How many end of season top 10 wins does Bronco have? Kyle already has one, and it will likely be 2 as Stanford will likely end the season in the top 10.

Isn't it funny your coach talks about winning national titles and he's never beat an end of season top 10 team?

And don't bring up beginning of season rankings, unless you really think USC was the best team in the nation last year, as they were ranked #1.

Kyle 2 top 10 end of season wins
Bronco 0 end of season top 10 wins

nhatch82
Eagle Mountain, UT

@Christy

"Kyle 2 top 10 end of season wins
Bronco 0 end of season top 10 wins"

I actually don't think stanford will be a top 10 team. I think they are overrated. they are going to get beat down by Oregon and I think Notre dame is going to upset them. so you don't have 2 top 10 end of season wins you have one. we will see about whether or not a second one happens.

Oh yeah and by the way your first top 10 win was when you were a lowly MWC non-aq team right? What was your star rating that year, cause it seems impossible that a team with a lower star rating they could beat an ALABAMA?

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